This past weekend I went up to the McGroarty Arts Center's 9th Annual Ceramic Invitational featuring the work of Richard Burkett, Karen Koblitz, Adrian Sandstrom, Porntip Sangvanich, Karen Swildens and Joan Takayama-Ogawa. the two pieces above are from Karen Koblitz. The images below are of Richard Burkett. I discovered I absolutely love his work and if I had the money I would have bought all five pieces! These mixed media vessels are beautiful to me. the lids are made of metal or glass and fit perfectly. Once piece has large bolts and screws, all the pieces give an illusion of mechanics. Awesome.
The show is up thru June 23, be sure to check it out if in the Southern California area.